Butters (3848) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gather XIII. Clear very deep mahogany pour with good tan head. Definitely bambergy. Smokey bacon hammy, similar to aecht schlenkerla in many ways, but not quite as good. A little cardboard though. Still, really good brew.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of BrewEngineer. Thanks! Pours a dark reddish brow, clear, with a thin tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of smoke, anise, roasted malts, faint berry-like fruits. The taste is smoke, leafy hops, faint roasted malts. Medium bodied. Pretty much a bacon/sausage beer, but a good one.
Gfei (17) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoky and roasty aroma. Flavor is sweet with smoke and roasted malt. Moderate carbonation with a slick mouthfeel. Very nice smoked beer.
SirLimpsalot (2359) - SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smell: Salty smoked ham
Taste: Very mild compared to the nose. Salty but light.
Nice but nothing spectacular.
After taste is a bit too thin and watery
argo0 (11638) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Medium beige head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, smoked meat, caramel, light cola. Taste is moderately sweet, smoke, caramel, light molasses. Medium body, some stickiness.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, at 8%Vol, new Norwegian brew Anno 2010, from Brouwerij de Molen Bodegraven, complex smoked brew, not too heavy,yet not balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew
bai (12) - Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought a bottle from the state liquor store in Oslo. Nice smokey flavor, has characteristics of a porter. Very smooth and nice to drink
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Pour is a hazed brown caramel color along with a smallish off white head. Aroma is smoke, earthy peat and some mild tart black cherry. Interesting nose, aromas play together nicely. Taste is heather, smoke, earthy peat, along with the mild black cherry sweetness of the nose. Taste is a bit less integrated than the nose, but is still quite nice. Palate is medium to heavy, sparse carbonation, with a lingering peat mineral finish. Interesting beer, well executed. Thanks for sharing this one Eugene!
csbosox (1224) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoked malt aroma, not much else. Very pleasant. Moderate smoke, some citrus and fruitiness and a nice malt backing. Soft mouthfeel. Tasty stuff.
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at Håndverkerstuene. It’s a very dark brown beer, a nice, dense, beige head sits on top. Its aroma is smoked and meaty, bacon like and woody, with some roasted notes and a hint of sourness. Slightly sourish flavor with some licorice and a little smoke, not as smoked as the aroma. Roasted malts and some sweetness too, finishing sweet and roasted. Full body. A quite lovely smoked beer, but I would like it a bit more pronounced, especially the smoke flavor. 100820